EA's been using a new "On the House" initiative to dole out free games via its Origin gaming service—ostensibly just to give back to the gaming community, but secretly to promote the sequels and premium content for those freebie titles. Really, it's a clever way to get you to buy into the game series, but at its core: Free game! And now, Steam gamers can get in on the gratis action by snagging a copy of Sniper Elite V2—but only if you act fast.
If you install Rebellion software's World War II sniping game by 10 A.M. Pacific on June 5—tomorrow—it's yours to keep forever, for nada. Sure, it's a couple of years old, but it's still a competent game with a decent overall Metacritic score of 66—and it's free. No doubt Rebellion would like you to spend time poking around the DLC packs for the game or the prominent "Pre-purchase Sniper Elite 3" option, but all you have to click to get the game is the big green Install button.
Normally, when Steam runs these kinds of deals, you can permanently tie the game to your account without tying up your bandwidth today by starting the installation, but halting it partway through. Your welcome to try that if you'd like, but to be truly secure in your ownership, consider fully downloading the full version of Sniper Elite V2 by 10 A.M. Pacific tomorrow. Happy Nazi hunting!